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Improved broadband coverage is critical for a robust tourism industry and to diversify and grow Vilas County’s economy to attract entrepreneurs, remote workers, and expanding business.
August 16, 2022
Improved broadband is essential for a robust tourism industry and to diversify and grow Vilas County’s economy to attract entrepreneurs, remote workers, and expanding businesses.
To evolve and strengthen Vilas County’s economy, the Vilas County Economic Development Corporation (VCEDC) is focused on making Vilas County a broadband destination by working with the municipalities, Lac du Flambeau Tribe, Internet Service Providers, and County leadership to provide education, leadership, planning, support, and networking.
The VCEDC Broadband Workgroup is pleased to launch its Gen2 county-wide broadband survey to develop a detailed map of accurate broadband availability and coverage. This map will be used as a baseline to identify areas where broadband needs to be improved, provide accurate data for future grant applications, and demonstrate improvement.
Did you participate in last year’s broadband survey? Thank you if you did.
What kinds of information are we looking for in 2022?
The survey takes 2 minutes to complete. Please share this survey with your colleagues, friends, and family who reside or visit in Vilas County. Let’s get at least 5,000 responses!
Ensure you complete the survey from your Vilas County location to ensure accurate results.
The VCEDC Broadband Workgroup leading the broadband initiative includes VCEDC Board Chairman Jim Tuckwell; VCEDC Board Member & President, Loss Mitigation Solutions, Bill Niemuth; VCEDC Executive Director Kathy Schmitz; VCEDC Board Member Noah Lottig; and, VCEDC professional volunteer; Vilas County IT Director Mike Duening.
Each of these individuals is assigned as a “Broadband Buddy” to the Vilas County towns and the Lac du Flambeau tribe, to ensure ongoing two-way communication and support for the towns as we work to help them develop their strategic plans:
VCEDC Board Member
September 5, 2022
VCEDC featured in Wisconsin Counties MagazineRead More
August 26, 2022
Congratulations to Charter Spectrum on the completion of their work to date in the Town of Lincoln and the Town of Washington.Read More
August 16, 2022
Improved broadband is essential for a robust tourism industry and to diversify and grow Vilas County’s economy to attract entrepreneurs, remote workers, and expanding businesses.Read More
August 5, 2022
Vilas County Broadband Expansion featured on NBC Newswatch 12Read More
June 23, 2022
November 9, 2021
VCEDC is selected to participate in the Broadband for Everyone Facebook Live panel discussionRead More
November 7, 2021
Broadband for Everyone. What will it take? Rural communities and underserved areas of cities both need affordable, reliable high-speed internet service.Read More
August 16, 2021
VCEDC Broadband Professional Volunteer, Jonathan Sharp, featured on the front page of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.Read More
June 9, 2021
A random list of area businesses in Eagle River that we have learned provide free WiFi.Read More
May 27, 2021
This information was compiled in February 2021 by Jonathan Sharp (VCEDC Broadband Committee member) who has been using Starlink since November 2020 and is based on his experience using it full time while working remotely.Read More
February 25, 2021
Broadband. This is the most crucial aspect of remote working. For many jobs, productivity and progress are directly tied to the availability and reliability of broadband. The ability to access broadband is the most important part of a remote workers “commute.”Read More
September 29, 2020
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